On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1926

Historical Events

  • 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours
  • Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: In all-Australian final John Hawkes beats James Willard 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
  • Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Daphne Akhurst Cozens retains title; beats Esna Boyd Robertson 6-1, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • Nydia Ecury, celebrated Afro-Dutch writer, translator and actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera), born in Rancho, Aruba (d. 2012)
  • ValĂ©ry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician, President of France (1974-81), born in Koblenz, French-occupied Germany (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (b. 1848)
1926 Highlights

About February 2, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius